Grenson x Barbour = Impossibly British
The Grenson Barbour collection of shoes
Grenson, est. 1894, has teamed up with Barbour to create the Grenson Barbour collection of country shoes.
The colours and materials give the shoes a Barbour look. Good sturdy looking footwear that can take whatever the elements that can throw at them as you stride the moors, but still look in fine shape when you're nestled in that country pub by the fire enjoying a scotch egg and a pint.
The Egton Dark Green Oxford Brogue above is in Barbouresque dark green calf leather and fully leather lined with reddish dainite rubber sole . I've always liked green shoes, actually. You don't see many and that's a lovely wearable shade of green. Excellent with any sandy-coloured trousers.
On the sturdy Cayton Boot below you can see the use of Barbour's wax cotton on the colour and tongue of the boot.
Not forgetting Steve McQueen
This winter also sees the launch of Barbour's Steve McQueen Collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Barbour's motorcycle jacket - as worn by Steve McQueen.
The belted Baker jacket, in 8oz heavyweight wax cotton is lined with Old Glory, my American chums. I think they do a Union Flag-lined version too, Britishers.